Hollywood Draws the Line on Unnatural Plastic Surgery

Hollywood is finally realizing that overdone plastic surgery does not look normal. And so casting calls are asking for actors with natural breasts and faces that can actually emote. Studios are asking for the "no implants" or "no Botox" crowd. Film executives are tired of seeing abnormal body parts, like odd-shaped, silicone-filled breasts that bulge just below the collarbone. And they’re finally becoming cognizant that eyebrows don’t belong half way up the forehead; faces were meant to show emotion and lips should not look like zucchinis.

Hollywood is finally realizing that overdone plastic surgery does not look normal. And so casting calls are asking for actors with natural breasts and faces that can actually emote. Studios are asking for the "no implants" or "no Botox" crowd. Film executives are tired of seeing abnormal body parts, like odd-shaped, silicone-filled breasts that bulge just below the collarbone. And they’re finally becoming cognizant that eyebrows don’t belong half way up the forehead; faces were meant to show emotion and lips should not look like zucchinis.  


There is so much overdone plastic surgery on television and in movies that some people think that the unnatural is actually normal. Of course, it's not the plastic surgery that is the problem - it's the pernicious combo of a confused patient and an unartistic doctor willing to do anything to please a celebrity. Plastic surgery should restore a normal appearance, or enhance features so that people look good. Normal, but good; not superhuman and certainly not alien.


Does this mean that the sun is setting on the field of plastic surgery? Not at all. Women and men will continue to have cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance and stall the effects of aging. But this new Hollywood epiphany may bring into focus the true goal of well-done plastic surgery: To make people look natural…and normal. 

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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